FAME TRACK PROGRAM

This hands-on program provides students the opportunity to discover music and the methods behind your favorite songs. No matter your skill level, members involved in these programs gain a valuable foundation in the recording and performing arts – learning how to play musical instruments, make beats and have the opportunity to access different studios and rehearsal spaces at MRC. It’s like a VIP, all-access pass to your favorite show – where you’re the star!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Fame Track program has three different components: Fun, Gold, and Platinum. They’re not rungs on a ladder to climb up, but different ways to use our facilities. The Fun track is about exploring, the Gold Track is about skill-building, and the Platinum Track is about producing something of your own. We expect our members to take time to explore what we offer, to spend time working on learning new things, and to eventually try their hand at creating something original, though not necessarily in that order. The idea is to give you the chance to set some goals, and for us to help you achieve them.

If you’re already a Rock Star, talk to a staff member about starting with a Platinum Project right away! If you know you just want to learn an instrument, get started in the Gold Track and take some lessons. If you have no idea what you want to do, then enjoy the Fun Track and explore!

You’re never permanently in a track, but rather you go into whichever track makes the most sense for what you want to do. If you have any questions, always feel free to ask a staff member!

FUN TRACK

By becoming a member of Music Resource Center, you are automatically enrolled in the first level of Artist Tracks known, affectionately, as the Fun Track. Your time in the Fun Track can be used to play around with new ideas or styles of music, experiment with instruments, or just relax and decompress after finishing a project while you wait for inspiration to strike again.

The Fun Track level allows you to drop-in to MRC at any time as well as:

  • Create music in the Project Studios
  • Access headphones, instruments, And basic microphones for use at MRC
  • Enjoy 2 complimentary snacks per day

GOLD TRACK

Members working on Gold Track projects want to hone their skills. If you want to learn how to do something in particular, then Gold Track is right for you.  You’ll work with a mentor or staff member to set goals and a timeline for achieving them, whether it’s learning six chords on guitar by next month, or learning how to use the studio to record music.

Gold Track members enjoy all of the benefits of Fun Track plus:

  • Book solo time in Project Studios
  • Can jam with their band in MRC Rehearsal Spaces
  • Access MRC next-level instruments for your music projects
  • Earn Performance Slots at MRC Samplers and Events

PLATINUM TRACK

If you think you have what it takes to be a pro, then it might be time for a Platinum Track project.  Platinum artists are typically working on advanced projects like recording an original album, performing their original music in a live setting, or using their engineering skills to record someone else’s work.

You’ll work one-on-one with a mentor to figure out your own personal project, and complete it on your own terms.

  • Eligibility to book time in our biggest studio, Studio A
  • Support for Mixtape/Album release shows at Music Resource Center
  • Priority booking for any MRC project studio
  • Consideration for a release of your song on our annual compilation
  • Access to MRC’s Pro Level Equipment (instruments, microphones, etc.) for your project
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PARTY LIKE A ROCK STAR

Each year Party Like a Rock Star raises a considerable portion of the Music Resource Center's budget.

Help empower tomorrow's leaders through the universal language of music – and be a part of the most entertaining party in Charlottesville.

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